Belmond Miraflores Park
What We Love
- The location: The Belmond is high atop dramatic cliffs in Lima’s upscale Miraflores district
- The bath butler, available in City View Deluxe Junior Suites, hand-selects soaps, oils, bath salts and scented candles to create a relaxing evening in
- Club Rooms come with Club Lounge access, which includes free continental breakfast and evening hors d'oeuvres and cocktails
What To Know
- The hotel wrapped up extensive renovations in April 2014
- While beautiful and safe, the Miraflores neighborhood is a bit sedate if you’re looking for a party scene
- The hotel is about 35 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes from the sights of the city’s historical center
- Guests are charged an 18 percent IVA tax by the property upon check-in, but non-Peruvians are exempt. To avoid this fee, be sure to provide documentation at the time of check-in
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
The Belmond Miraflores Park showcases Lima’s grander, more sophisticated side. Whereas many of the city’s other luxury hotels have garish casinos, the Miraflores Park has the Belmond hallmark of understated elegance, in one of the city’s most exclusive neighborhoods. The hotel also sets the bar high when it comes to service. Upon check-in, expect to be greeted with a cool towel, fruit-infused water and the sweet scent of the lavish tropical flowers adorning the marble lobby. Come evening, be sure to watch the sun set over the green paths of the Malecón de la Reserva, and the crashing waves of the Pacific below.
Bed and Bath
The 81 spacious guestrooms — the smallest is nearly 500 square feet — are arranged like suites, with elegant sitting areas that offer floor-to-ceiling views (mostly of the Pacific Ocean or the lush gardens). There’s a lived-in elegance to the decor, with carved hardwood furniture softened by sky-blue sofas and buttercup curtains. The enormous bathrooms have large marble soaking tubs, walk-in showers with rainfall showerheads and granite vanities stocked with luxe Molton Brown products.
Aside from the sweeping views, one of the hotel’s most welcome perks is the food, from the lavish breakfast spreads served with a panoramic ocean vista at the rooftop Observatory restaurant to the top-shelf pisco sours in the avant garde Belo Bar. The innovative international fare served on the leafy garden terrace of the hotel’s stylish Tragaluz restaurant is also not to be missed. The luxurious Zest Spa is open until 10 p.m. most nights, with treatments incorporating indigenous products from Peru and the Amazon.
In the Area
Lima’s hottest restaurant, Central, is just down the block. You also can’t leave Lima without eating at one of Peruvian superstar chef Gaston Acurio’s restaurants; La Mar is his homage to ceviche. The historic district is just across town (about a 20-minute drive from the Belmond); housed in a sprawling 18th-century mansion with lush gardens, the Larco Museum’s collection spans nearly 3,000 years of Peruvian history and includes a titillating erotic art exhibit. In the very heart of town you’ll find the Plaza de Armas and the cathedral, plus the ghoulish catacombs beneath the Convento de San Francisco, with its Harry Potter-esque library. In Barranco, just a 10-minute ride from the hotel, students, artists and well-heeled professionals come to meet up and kick back with a cocktail at Picas, near the famous 19th-century Bridge of Sighs; then hit Ayahuasca, a sprawling multilevel lounge that offers ultrastrong cocktails and alternative pop rock.
How to Get There
Three nights at this wonderful hotel provided just the right start to our Peruvian vacation. The views of the Pacific and the park below were delightful. The rooms are large and well appointed. Best shower ever! Great bed.
The front desk folks were most helpful. Concierge booked a wonderful restaurant for us. Got us good taxi service. Attended to every request.
Breakfast on the rooftop was wonderful each morning. Good food. Plenty more f choices. Good service. So glad we stayed here.
The breakfast buffet and omelet station are among the very best. Option after exquisite option. Nice rooftop pool. Good service. Great ocean view from our room. Really beautiful public spaces. Huge bathroom.
We stayed one night at the end of our five week tour of South America. Don't look anywhere else in Lima .... just book this hotel it is AMAZING... we also stayed at Belmond hotels at Machu Picchu and Foz do Iguacu, but the service at Miraflores was much more superior. Right from the moment you arrive you are made to feel so special, the staff are warm and friendly.
We cannot praise this hotel high enough. Our tour guide in Brazil told us that the Belmond in Foz do Iguacu was voted as the best hotel in Brazil last year ....the Belmond Miraflores Park was way above any other hotel ever.
Special thanks to Fio in the bar....for making us so welcome and at home.
The breakfast here was like nothing you have seen before, amazing .... superb gluten free options, vegetable options.
As we said don't look anywhere else .... this hotel has it all and more.
Fabulous concierge service.
Right in front of the sea, you can enjoy the landscape of a beautiful sunset from the hotel. The evenings are very cool with a delicious breeze that can be felt from the porch. This is fantastic place.
Simply loved the hotel. It has a small boutique feel about it, but isn't that small but keeps its charm. Friendly staff on arrival and front desk were always smiling and acknowledged you on passing by. Gorgeous fresh flowers in reception. Concierge were helpful too with many recommendations.
The room was extremely spacious, was very nice and had a huge bed with lovely crisp white linen. It had everything we needed, including a Nespresso coffee maker, safe and fridge! Only thing the don't provide is small milks for your coffee but room service delivered us milk, the coffee was delicious, and so no complaints at all. The room had an extra chair and small sofa, plus a large footstool at the end of the bed and still wasn't cramped. I liked it very much. The bathroom was massive, with separate shower and bath tub. It was beautifully decorated - dark brown marble - very pretty. The room had more plug sockets than i've ever seen before. Amazing, none of that crawling under the desk to find a spare plug socket!
We had a garden view room and were located on the ground floor so were able to sit on the terrace chairs in our own little pretty garden. I liked being able to open the patio doors and let the fresh air in.
Restaurant for dinner was very nice. It is quite a popular place so good to make a reservation. The food was beautifully presented and delicious. We also enjoyed cocktails in the bar a couple of times, and light food menu in the bar one night too.
Breakfast was lovely on the top floor of the hotel, next to the pool, with a dramatic view of the ocean through glass walls, or you could sit outside and enjoy the fresh sea air, again protected by glass walls. Really lovely breakfast buffet, lots of local items to try, good variety and many local cheeses. Omelette station great. They had Paddington Bear cookies in the door way and some gorgeous pastries - the banana and pineapple danish pastry delicious!
Miraflores is a nice part of Lima. Felt safe. There's a shopping mall with restaurants nearby - less than 10 mins walk and also some other nice restaurants in the vicinity. The hotel is next to the pathway that goes along the cliff side. It's well located.
Flights arrived late from where we are in America, so it was a 30 mins ride from airport, late at night (11pm ish). For an early morning departure, the drive took about 50 mins to get back to airport, as traffic is crazy.
I wasn't sure about arrival at the hotel, so contacted the hotel via their website and they have a car service they use that you can arrange to pick you up at the airport, and they charge this to your room ($50). They sent me a map in advance showing where to meet the driver and we saw our names on a sign as we approached the area. Very organized and I was extremely happy with this, as we were arriving in Lima so late at night and knew it was all prearranged. They don't mention this on their website, but it avoided getting a taxi and needing local currency on arrival. The hotel again arranged the car service back to the airport, which was also charged to the room. Very happy to recommend this service.
I have no hesitation about recommending this hotel and would stay there again on a future trip to Lima.